Partner Ruth Ellis
Ruth Ellis Center, 77 Victor St, Highland Park, MI 48203
A native of Springfield, Illinois, Ceciline “Babe” Franklin (November 25, 1909 – December 12, 1973) co-operated Ellis and Franklin Printing with her longtime partner Ruth Ellis, with whom she also co-hosted house parties that added vitality to Detroit’s black LGBTQ life in the 1940s and ‘50s.
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